Friday, June 1, 2007

Theme Photo: View From Your Bedroom

June 1st is Theme Photo Day. The theme this month is: View From Your Bedroom. Here is a photo taken a few minutes ago, i.e. 1:00 AM in the morning. I set the camera shutter speed to 2 seconds to capture more light in the photo. You can see the fire escape right outside my bedroom window. The other bedroom window has an air-conditioner sitting on it. The view ain't pretty but it's home.

I forgot to sign up for the theme photo day list but here are the 87 sites that are participating this month:

Seattle (WA), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Toruń, Poland - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Seoul, Korea - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Vantaa, Finland - Madison (WI), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Cleveland (OH), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Omaha (NE), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stockholm, Sweden - Grenoble, France - Lubbock (TX), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Hyde, UK - Joplin (MO), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Kansas City (MO), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Manila, Philippines - Sydney, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - London, UK - Chandler (AZ), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Singapore, Singapore - Hamburg, Germany - Sydney, Australia - Tenerife, Spain - Moscow, Russia - Lyon, France - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Villigen, Switzerland - Anderson (SC), USA - Oslo, Norway - Evry, France - Hayle, UK - Mumbai, India - Kitakami, Japan - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - La Antigua, Guatemala - Paderborn, Germany - San Diego (CA), USA - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Madrid, Spain - Lyon, France - Selma (AL), USA - Shanghai, China - Baziège, France - Cologne (NRW), Germany - North Bay (ON), Canada - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Stayton (OR), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Austin (TX), USA - Hong Kong, China - Trier, Germany - Joensuu, Finland - Paris, France - Greenville (SC), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Cork, Ireland - Bastia, France - Vancouver, Canada - Brookville (OH), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Mainz, Germany - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Zurich, Switzerland - Torino, Italy - Montréal (QC), Canada

29 comments:

Dsole said...

And you can use this fire stair as a balcony? we don't have them in Madrid, Ming.

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Z said...

Interesting question from dsole. Are you allowed to put plants on it, for example? I would think not, as it would obstruct passage. I'm enjoying this trip through the windows of the DPers all over.

Olivier said...

tu as aussi un "Fire Escape". comme le dit si bien le chanteur Bohringer "c'est beau une ville la nuit".
Je te souhaite un bon weekend

you have also a “Escape Fire”. as says it so well the Bohringer singer “it is beautiful a city the night”. I wish you a good weekend

GMG said...

Finally managed to get back to see this nice picture! It's convenient to have a fire escape right outside your bedroom window, but I confess I would prefer a different view... I notice that buildings on the other side of the street do not seem to have such a device. Is there any reason for that? Take care.
Gil

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Well, you see when I said that this stairs make the whole thing "ssooo American"? That is and I like so much your photo !

Annie said...

I'm reminded of the old saying "let me live in a house by the side of the road". Something to see every minute, even in the nighttime!

Belinda said...

Cool! You've inspired me to start looking into a snazzier digital camera that allows me to adjust shutter speed. My current one's pretty basic - I'm due for an update methinks!

Keropok Man said...

Ooo.. you took the picture at 1 am.
I took mine at 7 in the morning haha..

One DP took hers at 1 am, and they still have sunlight!!!

Anyway, Happy Theme Day!

Rafe Totengco said...

That's the quintessential New York window view for most people. Great shot!

stilettoheights said...

oh I love the view...I would be on that fire escape all the time, playing moon river like Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffanys.

well probably not as I don't play guitar but I would want to.

great shot.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great shot! I can hear the quiet!

Good Weekend to you!

April said...

The warm reddish light makes it a nice view.

max_hh said...

Great photo! These fire steps give a very special mood. Too bad, we don't have them here in Europe... :-)

alice said...

For me, it's New York in one shot! Thank you for visiting my garden...

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Dsole & Z - It is illegal to block the fire escape so definitely, no potted plants are allowed on the stairwell.

GMG - I think the fire escape for those apartments are on the side or the back of the building. Sometimes, the fire escapes are located at the end of the hallway instead of outside the bedroom apartment.

pom d'api said...

Very good pictures !!! And thanks for this link
good week

Ex-Shammickite said...

How very convenient to have a fire escape so close!! But I hope you don't have to use it.
So... no potted plants allowed, but could you hang a window box on the outside of the railing?

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Ex-Shammickite - I'm not sure if it's legal to hang a flower box but I know my co-op (condo) has strict rules about hanging things outside the house. The reason for the rule is to maintain a uniform look for the exterior of the building.

Lessie said...

You mention the view isn't pretty -- I disagree! The color is so warm. And I love the fire escape. Great job.

isabella said...

That's soooo New York...All we need is King Kong to reach through your window...Watch out!

Jilly said...

This is a fantastic photograph. These staircases just 'say' New York. Think Westside Story and as stilettoheights says, Breakfast at Tiffanys.

It talks to me of balmy nights, noise, the incredible and wonderful energy of New York. I just love it and love where you live, Ming.

We'll visit each other in our respective places, one day, I'm sure.

richard said...

Ha ha - I like it. Nothing like having a quick escape route from a bedroom

iBlowfish said...

Ming, those view of escape stair flashback my memory while I was for six months sojorn in Elmhurst, Queens.

Lori said...

Oh I like the light here! You chose a great time for your photo. I have the same fire escape outside one of my windows too. (I think all of these window views from today will inspire me to try a similar post!) Have a good weekend.

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Craftymoose Crafts said...

I just finished visiting ALL the daily photo blogs and each and every one of them is fastinating! Wonderful glimpse of the world!

thwany said...

looks like an awesome spot for a nice cold beer and great conversation

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Great photo! I am in love with fire escape stairs! I like your view, too!